Veris

Urban Design

Unlocking space to create place

Urban Planning

Urban design is the development of communities, from small villages to major cities and towns.  Unlike architecture, which deals with the design of an individual structure, urban design focuses on a much larger geographical area.  Designing our environment is a process of integrating buildings, open space, transport infrastructure and human activity and shaping them into a neighbourhood, community or campus. Veris is driven to create liveable, sustainable communities.

Urban design largely relates to outdoor public spaces including streets, parks and gardens. At Veris, we take the time to understand the unique social, economic, physical and environmental constraints and opportunities of each project as part of our integrated design and idea generation process. 

Veris recognises the importance of place-making: today, the creation of urban spaces that people can truly connect with is more vital than ever. An inclusive, open-ended approach allows our team the freedom to explore a vast range of possible outcomes. The result is livable, sustainable communities that connect meaningfully with their environment.

Creating special places to live, work and play is our mantra, and we can help you unlock the true potential of your project.

Site Analysis

Our Urban Design services include:

  • Site Analysis and Opportunities Assessment
  • Visioning and Project Positioning
  • Master Planning, Structure Planning and Planning for Growth
  • Design Guidelines and Urban Framework Plans
  • Urban Regeneration and Infill Strategies
  • Place Making
  • Graphics, Visualisations and Marketing Material
  • Consultation and Negotiation

Veris understands the importance of strong urban design principles and has helped bring many of Australia’s major urban design projects to life. We have completed successful developments in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Delivering solutions that surpass the aspirations of stakeholders is our priority and it is here where our experience becomes invaluable.

Senior Urban Designer, Kerry Saron wrote about Urban Design and Wellbeing in 2017, and you can read more via the link. Coupled with the team at Elton Consulting, the Veris Urban Design team has experience in major development applications, crown lease variations, subdivisions and environmental impact assessments and more.

Our team are skilled in planning due diligence, strategic advice and risk assessment. Our ability to understand and navigate extensive and complex planning pathways is what makes our submissions on draft planning instruments, policies, regulations and legislation, the best in the industry.

To talk to Veris about the Urban Design needs of your project, Contact Us today.

 

Offices

 

Brochures

See the panel below to download the Veris Capability brochure and the Urban Design brochure.

Key Personnel

Randah Jordan

Principal: Town Planning & Urban Design - Vic/SA/Tas

Shane Lawrence

Principal: Construction & Infrastructure - NSW/ VIC

Kerry Saron

Senior Urban Designer